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Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:49 am

Got my GM helmet in the mail today (Wednesday).
Hope I can get some time this weekend to get started on this. This is my very first Costume build and as I've heard a very difficult build at that. Got a good tutorial to follow for the helmet.

Hope the pics post right.

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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:55 am

Its a little on the dirty side because I got called into work, but I couldn't leave until the mail came. Had to take it with me to work to show off :D
Needs a good wash anywho to get the releasing agent off.

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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by Wags » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:03 pm

Awesome!! A GM is a killer clone. Not many around. I think SteelBlitz on the clone boards makes some of the part. You should be able to contact him to see.

Cant wait to see the progress on this :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:33 am

As I was working on this helmet this past weekend, I came to a conclusion that I wasn't utilizing my garage properly. So I went into a garage remodel. Just rearranging it around. Almost done with it, and plan to resume work on the helmet Saturday.

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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:26 pm

Been sanding and grinding and sanding and grinding and sanding and grinding most of the day. Think I have it ready for some primer. Waiting for the temps to come down some more.

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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by Myshadowstar » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:39 pm

Very Cool! :thumbs:
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Post by Mowskwoz » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:58 pm

Myshadowstar wrote:Very Cool! :thumbs:
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Looking forward to more pics.
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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:16 am

I had to look over the CRL on this. there wasn't one a couple months back that I saw, but there is one now. I need to have a thin bead trim line around the helmet. So was thinking, would a weed wacker line, bondoed over, possible work? or I'm open to other suggestions too.

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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:58 am

Had to go back a couple of steps and add a trim line around the brow and edge of the helmet. So I have the trim line on now. Touched up some areas that needed a little more work. Believe after the touch ups are sanded down, I can primer and paint.

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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:13 am

Trim line finished and helmet primered. Need to purchase lenses, black mesh for the vent, and grey paint for around the eyes.
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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:04 pm

Painted! Need to get some lenses, black mesh for the vent and attach the cowl.
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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:18 pm

Sorry my W.I.P. on the helmet hasn't been moving much lately.
Had an attempted break-in a few weeks ago. Monies I saved for helmet and armor had to go to fixing window and surveillance cameras. Kid was caught, we go to court tomorrow. Nothing was taken, never got in. Hope to get back on the helmet soon and finish it up.

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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:58 pm

Having a difficult time attaching the cowl. Fabric is not my friend. Anyone near the Saginaw area willing to lend a helping hand? Either I could come to you or you could come to me.

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Re: Galactic Marine

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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by Sleg » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:59 pm

Looking very nice. :thumbs:
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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by DeafTrooper » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:17 am

haven't heard anything from you since the armor party. how is the build going?
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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:13 am

Build is going slowly. Wife took a travel nurse position and has been in Abilene, TX since the beginning of January. I've been working on non-fun stuff lately (house, bills, checking. etc.). Tossing around the idea of quitting work and maybe going back to school. Not sure about that though as I have a daughter starting MSU this fall, then my step-son starts college next year.

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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by DeafTrooper » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:22 pm

yah, i hear you on the slow build. been working on mine for almost a year now. still have a ways to go.

and from what i remember from broadcasting school, they told us those tv directing jobs cause quick burnout. can't blame you for wanting to quit. my wife just walked out on hers too. so much stress at that drug store that she was getting chest pains.
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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:59 pm

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Cowl work started back up again today.
Took way too long of a hiatus on this.

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Re: Galactic Marine

Post by nikantikife » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:01 pm

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Done for now. May need to make the cowl shorter, but will wait till I get some chest armor.

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